Scoliosis isn’t the only disorder we treat here at the Scoliosis SOS Clinic. Our therapists have also helped countless people to overcome the symptoms of hyperkyphosis, another spinal condition that causes the patient’s upper back to appear unusually rounded or hunched.
In this blog post, we'll take a closer look at hyperkyphosis, explore the differences between hyperkyphosis and scoliosis, and detail the ways in which our non-surgical treatment courses can help to combat this condition.
Hyperkyphosis affects approximately 8% of the general population. It is a curvature of the spine that specifically affects the upper back, curving the spine forwards between the shoulder blades.
This tends to result in a hunched/rounded posture, and can also cause stiffness and back pain.
Hyperkyphosis vs. Scoliosis: What's the Difference?
Hyperkyphosis and scoliosis can both be described as curvatures of the spine; the difference lies in the direction of the curvature.
- Hyperkyphosis: Causes the upper* region of the spine to curve forwards.
- Scoliosis: Causes the spine to curve sideways.
*Excessive forward curvature of the lower spine is known as hyperlordosis.
Hyperkyphosis Treatment Courses
Our internationally-renowned ScolioGold therapy courses are extremely effective in the treatment of hyperkyphosis. We use a number of non-surgical methods (detailed here
) to achieve noticeable postural improvement in a matter of weeks, and this in turn helps to alleviate symptoms such as stiffness and pain.
While our hyperkyphosis treatment courses comprise many of the same key elements as our scoliosis courses, hyperkyphosis sufferers do follow a slightly different programme that specifically aims to encourage straight, upright posture.
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